Current Trends in Optics (Lasers and Optical Engineering)

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9780122007200: Current Trends in Optics (Lasers and Optical Engineering)

This text provides a critical summary of the latest developments in research and applications in optical science and technology, from basic quantum optics to optical engineering; and informed speculations on future developments in optics. The chapters are written by internationally recognized scientists and engineers. Each chapter contains a selective list of references and further reading.
The authors have made special efforts to provide a readable and stimulating content, accessible both to optical specialists and to managers in broader areas of technology wishing to identify and understand key areas of progress. The text covers a wide range of topics on optical science and technology from quantum optics to laser beacon adaptive optics, including: fractal optics, localization, scattering, transforms, information processing, the new microscopies, fringe analysis, and the Hubble telescope.

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* Four chapters on fundamental optical physics: Atomic Optics, Single Atoms in Traps, Squeezed Light and Localization of Light
* Two chapters on recent progress in scattering
* Three chapters on modern microscopy: Confocal Microscopy, Near-field Microscopy and Super-resolving Microscopy
* Two concluding chapters on Diagnosing the Hubble Space Telescope Aberration and Laser Beacon Adaptive Optics

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These volumes provide short, up-to-date, authoritative summaries of the status of a wide array of topics in optics, including discussions on future directions of each subject. They will prove interesting and useful not only to optics specialists but also to a wider audience of scientists, engineers and managers who need to grasp the essential current trends in optics.

The book is the second in the series initiated by the International Commission for Optics (ICO) and comprises 21 chapters spanning a wide range of basic research and applications.

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